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Ofelia Vasquez Philo, board president Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, reads aloud the text of the Texas historical marker at the Southside School during a dedication ceremony on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Hays County Historical Commission. MERCURY PHOTO by JON SHAPLEY

Ofelia Vasquez Philo, board president Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, reads aloud the text of the Texas historical marker at the Southside School during a dedication ceremony on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Hays County Historical Commission. MERCURY PHOTO by JON SHAPLEY

MERCURY PHOTOS by JON SHAPLEY

The Southside School, the campus where San Marcos-area Latino children attended classes prior to integration, was dedicated as a a state historical landmark during a ceremony on April 20. Built in 1949, the school was renamed Bonham Elementary in 1965 and served kindergarten and then pre-K students until it closed in 2009. Today the building is home to the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos.

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2 thoughts on “Photos: Southside School unveils historical marker

  1. Why? In picture #5 is there a flag of mexico? Come on! I know its the Hispanic school of old but WHY the mexican flag ?!!!God Bless our Country . Slowly but surely !

  2. I had no trouble finding foreign flags at similar heritage centers for Irish Americans, Italian Americans, Polish Americans, etc.

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